Updated below. Nick Cokas is Katherine McPhee’s husband. The couple separated when she was photographed kissing former ‘Smash’ director Michael Morris. Now that the estranged spouses have been seen together, interest in knowing more about the man who was betrayed in this very public love triangle is renewed.
Once again paparazzi photos beg for a story to be told. The 49-year-old Nick Cokas and his 30-year-old actress and singer wife Katharine McPhee have been seen out and about in Los Angeles walking their dogs.
This comes just five months after a scandal erupted — again, thanks to paparazzi photos — as McPhee, star of the now-cancelled NBC series ‘Smash’ was photographed kissing the show’s director, Michael Morris. Reportedly, at that time the couple had been separated for several months.
Fast forward to present day, with talk of reconciliation of the estranged couple. TMZ claims she bought him a Rolex watch.
The photos of the couple walking their dogs can be seen here.
Not much had been known about Katharine McPhee’s husband, and she rarely walked the red carpet with him. A search online reveals very few publicly available details of the Nick Cokas biography other than a few dry facts — screen credits and such, that the San Francisco-born former actor had racked up, notably a couple of guest spots on the TV series ‘Invasion.’
He married McPhee in 2008 when she was 23 years old and he was 42. Until the rise of the Broadway themed ‘Smash’ Katharine McPhee herself did not have a particularly high profile — as in tabloid fodder, that is — and was an American Idol alum who had released a few albums. With the weekly musical drama series she was suddenly in everyone’s living room, and with the scandal erupting suddenly her burgeoning career was eclipsed, at least temporarily. So too for the husband, so publicly humiliated by the scandal.
As celebrity watchers keep watching, the couple, at least for now, walk their dogs together! Check back for updates on the story of Katharine McPhee and her husband, Nick Cokas.
* Update: McPhee has filed for divorce from her husband. Her rep issued a statement to People as follows: “After six years of marriage, and having been separated for the past year, Katharine McPhee has filed for a dissolution of marriage from Nick Cokas. The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time.”